The Minds of Black Folk

In 1903, sociologist and civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, more commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, published his classic and widely-respected work The Souls of Black Folk. The book is a series of essays in which Du Bois leverages his own personal experience as a black man in America to comment on the …

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The Christian’s Call To Purity

Lately, I've been ruminating on certain matters that are, or should be, in my opinion at least, of concern to professing evangelical Christians, but that seem to have gotten lost amidst the current climate of socio-political animus that exists, particularly within American evangelicalism. Among those divers concerns is what appears, to me anyway, to be …

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The Majesty of Suffering

"It is a blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." John Calvin Over the continuum of history there have been questions that have perplexed and discomfited us as human beings. One of the more enigmatic of inquiries has been, and continues to be, why there is suffering in the world. In contemplating …

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Angry At Sin

"The last enemy that will be abolished is death." - 1 Cor. 15:26 (NASB) As I compose this commentary, I am less than 24 hours removed from attending the funeral of a beloved friend and brother in Christ. I will refrain from mentioning his name out of respect for the privacy of his surviving wife …

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God Has Spoken

When it comes to the matter of "social justice" - a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary - Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture. It reads: (15) "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the …

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Divided By Sin

In the critically-acclaimed book Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, a very popular and highly-recommended read among evangelical social justice advocates, authors Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith assert that: “As a nation, Americans have devoted extensive time and energy discussing religion and race. But the connection between the …

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It’s Not About Kaepernick

"Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:5 (NASB) To mark the 30th anniversary of its groundbreaking 'Just Do It' ad campaign, the Nike corporation recently announced a new campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, unarguably one of the most …

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